What Is A Toll Gate Barrier?

Toll Barrier Opener

Toll gate barriers can range in size, speed, and functionality. They are the most popular option for controlling traffic flow on toll roads. They can come in speeds as fast as 0.3 seconds and boom arm lengths up to 12 ft. (3.7 m). All the openers have a 100% duty cycle which is perfect for high-use environments. Magnetic Gate Openers offers 5 different models of toll barrier openers. There are a few differences between the models, and knowing them will help anyone make the decision on which is best for them.


The Toll model of toll barrier openers is tested and designed for 10 million opening and closing cycles. It is the only opener with a boom barrier arm that is round, octagonal, or foam. The opening speed is 1.3 seconds allowing a quick flow of traffic. The arm can range from 10 to 12 ft. (3.7 m). This opener has a swing-away-flange, preventing damage to the barrier and opening in case of a forced drive-through. This is a great option for someone looking for a standard toll barrier opener.

Toll Pro

The Toll Pro model excels at high use enviroments. This model can use 10 ft. (3 m) boom barrier arms. It opens and closes at a rate of 0.9 seconds. This unit can be used with the MGC Pro-A control system, which allows it to have 2 detector channels, adjustable inputs/outputs, and 3 opening speeds. The Toll Pro comes in orange or white. This model is good for people wanting a little bit more speed without needing more than 10 ft. (3 m) width.

Toll Pro 2

The Toll Pro 2 is a faster version of the Toll Pro. It will consume more power (Max 225 W) compared to the regular Toll (Max 55 W) and the Toll Pro (Max 95 W). The opening speed is 0.7 seconds, the fastest out of all the barrier openers that have the option for the MGC-A and MGC Pro-A control systems. These control systems can give the ability to have 2 detector channels with the MGC-A model and even more with the MGC Pro-A system. The enclosure for the Toll Pro 2 is IP 54 rated, ensuring smooth operation in any weather condition. This unit is the best option for an environment that calls for fast speeds and a better control system.

Toll HiSpeed

The Toll HiSpeed comes in orange or white and can open/close in a whopping 0.5 seconds. The equipped swing-away flange will prevent damage to the barrier and vehicle in the event of a forced drive-through. This model has an integrated dual channel loop detector and can accommodate a 10 ft. (3 m) boom barrier arm. The Toll HiSpeed has an MGC-H control system. This system does not include some features that the MGC-A and MGC Pro-A have. If you are looking for a fast barrier arm opener with a duty cycle of 100%, this is the one.

Toll HiSpeed 2

The Toll HiSpeed 2 is the fastest toll barrier opener that we offer. It can open or close at a rate of 0.3 seconds. This is the premium option for a heavy traffic flow environment like a frequently used highway. Boom barrier arms that are 6 ft. can fit this opener. You can combine two barrier arms allowing up to a 12 ft. passage. This opener is the best option when speed is the number one priority.

Understanding the differences between all these models can seem daunting, but we are here to help. Contact one of our knowledgeable representatives if you would like to place an order or need more information on any of the models/accessories. We are happy to help!

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